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Pooh
05 Apr 2019
07:22:49pm
Image Not Found Now I have looked on the other stamps and they don't have this as directly underneath the Koala there is something else sticking out It looks round Like I said I couldn't see this on the other stamps.

I will also do a picture abit small also so you can see it better

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Pooh
05 Apr 2019
07:37:30pm
re: Pimple on a tree

Image Not Found I'm terrible with the blue pen but it is pointing to the pimple

I will now do a whole picture to show you

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Pooh
05 Apr 2019
07:45:21pm
re: Pimple on a tree

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I have put the 2 of them together to show you both The top one is the one I'm asking about You can see the dot after the d also the pimple

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Rob1956
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06 Apr 2019
06:58:30am
re: Pimple on a tree

Hi Pooh

It definitely looks like a "pimple", nice detective work. Whether it will increase the value or not of the "koala in tree" variety I cannot say, I will in the next few days buy the 2019 edition of the KGVI ACSC, it will mention additional variety entries. I will see if this is mentioned, it may not, but it will be interesting to know if it is.

Rob

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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
03:03:39pm
re: Pimple on a tree

Thankyou and also there is a extra dot after d in the middle Also the stamp above there is a good image when I mentioned it looks like a top of a key. The bottom one doesn't have it

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Rob1956
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06 Apr 2019
08:50:50pm
re: Pimple on a tree

Hi Pooh

I saw the dot after the "d", I cannot explain it, though I suspect that it is one of the many minor varieties that one would see on the 2d Sesquicentennial stamp.

Rob

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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
09:11:03pm
re: Pimple on a tree

Thankyou, It dosen't worry me that some of the varieties are minor I'm just happy to show people and also to find out about the stamps. If you find out anything about this stamp with the new book coming out that you were telling us about could you please let me know Thankyou

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Rob1956
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07 Apr 2019
12:48:32am
re: Pimple on a tree

Hi Pooh

Hopefully I'll be getting the catalogue tomorrow. That the good thing about stamp collecting, varieties, minor, moderate or major are always a good talking point, there are collectors on this forum displaying all types of varieties and many are minor.

Even though many minor varieties can be found, at least you have two major varieties, the very scarce "Pantaloon" and the scarce "koala in tree" flaws, there are collections missing one or both of these major faults.

The "man with tail" is an iconic and well known variety and very scarce, yet the "Pantaloon" variety in mint unhinged is scarcer than the "man with tail" in the same condition; and the same goes if both are used.

Rob


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Pooh
07 Apr 2019
01:19:16am
re: Pimple on a tree

Thankyou so if the Koala up the tree is scarce is it more scarce then the mint one and also would it be more scarce then the Planatoon stamp. If you find out about the dot after d could you please let me know and any information about the pimple would help ( I didn't know what else to call it)

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Rob1956
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07 Apr 2019
04:02:25am
re: Pimple on a tree

Hi Pooh

The mint unhinged one is always rarer. If the "Pantaloon" was mint unhinged it would have a catalogue value of $1,250 compared to the $200 if it were used.

The "koala in tree" variety is the least scarcer of the three, mint unhinged it is catalogued at $250 and used $150.

Only in rare circumstances would a used stamp be worth more than a mint unhinged one, for instance I have a used B.C.O.F. 3d on an envelope (on cover) with a double overprint, this stamp is very rare and it cost me $2,975, and the mint unhinged 3d double overprint is currently on sale for $1,500.

This is because only 2 used envelopes have been recorded, and 320 (two sheets) of the single stamp with double overprint were printed.

The three major varieties would be impossible to find mint unhinged unless purchased from a specialist dealer or someone had gotten very lucky and found one of these in mint unhinged condition in an album inherited to them or found in an album bought.

The "man with tail" is the most difficult to obtain mint unhinged (in my experience), though a few hundred dollars cheaper than the "Pantaloon" it took me 20 years to obtain one; luckily when I did obtain it, it came in a mint unhinged block of 20 with all three major varieties.

Below is the block of 20 with all three varieties (the typing isn't on the sheet), as you can see the "Pantaloon" and "koala in tree" are always side-by-side.

The reason why the first two flaws are rarer than the koala is that the first two are from damaged plates whilst the "koala in tree" is an increase of ink most likely caused by the doctor (dukter) blade which is meant to remove excess ink, and didn't do its job properly.

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When I get the book I'll see what new is mentioned in the varieties listing.

Rob



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